Sun. June 25, 2017
Pups On Parade
Sunday 25 June 2017
A charity fundraising event, this is a totally fun and relaxed day out for dogs and their owners, with have-a-go activities, stalls to browse, and the launch of the ‘Burns By Your Side Calendar 2018‘. Read more about the Burns By Your Side charity further down this page, and know what a good cause you will be supporting when you come along.
The day is based on Burns Pet Nutrition’s highly successful “Dogs’ Day Out” events – an annual celebration for canines and their families. Dogs can try their paw at a range of fun activities and classes and families can visit dog societies and charities educating visitors about the valuable work they do. The Burns Pet Nutrition team will also be on hand to offer pet nutrition advice.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Entry costs £1.00 per dog per class – no registration required – just pay in the ring!
11.30 Demonstration by Aberporth & District Dog Club – Main Arena
12.00 Demonstration by Black Adders Flyball Team – Main Arena
12.30 Burns By Your Side Meet & Greet Team – Main Arena
13.00 Dog Show – Main Arena
Dog Show Class Details
1300 (Class 1) Lords & Ladies Open to all dogs. Best turned out and most appropriately attired dog and handler – costumes with a medieval theme. The dog must be in its natural state with no dying, colouring or painting permitted.
13.20 (Class 2) Golden Oldies Open to all dogs aged 8 years or over – Judged on condition and fitness for age
13.50 (Class 3) Shining Examples Open to all dogs aged 10 months or over – Judged on condition and fitness
14.20 (Class 4) Precious Pups Open to all dogs aged 9 months or under
14.50 (Class 5) Handsome Dogs Open to all male dogs
15.20 (Class 6) Lovely Ladies Open to all female dogs
15.50 (Class 7) A Bit of Ruff Open to all wonky, scruffy, ugly or otherwise challenged dogs
16.20 (Class 8) Judges Choice Open to any dog which has not received a rosette in any of the previous classes
16.40 Best in Show Open to the winners of classes 1 to 8 only
Car Parking for this Event is Limited
For Advance Tickets and Car Park Passes, please call Picton Castle’s Dedicated Booking Line for this Event:
01437 751 752
Ticket Price Includes Car Pass for the Day
Children £4.00 (Under 5s Free)
Family Ticket (Includes Tour of the Castle) £24.50 (2 adults, 2 children )
Tickets are Non-Refundable
We regret that no special reductions can be offered to Season Ticket Holders or other member organisations
In Association with Burns Pet Nutrition
A totally fun dog show for all the family!
This event is not affiliated with any Kennel Clubs etc – just a totally fun event for all the family and their pooches so please do bring your dogs along. All dog activities are just £1 per dog, per go and are payable in the ring – no registration required!
Please remember to bring along some poopy bags and keep your dog on a lead
Reading and Therapy Scheme
Burns by Your Side is a scheme aimed at children who could benefit from improved reading and communication skills. The idea helps children in a variety of education settings gain confidence in building their vocabulary and fluency by reading to a dog. Using specially trained volunteers and their companion dogs, these very special animals come to the school to hear the children read. The scheme also supports children in nurturing or special provision units to help increase feelings of well-being through a therapy visit.
READING TO A DOG – WHY?
Learning to read or communicating generally can be fearful for many children. Research has shown that reading to a dog as a companion can reduce stress levels, increase relaxation and provide a comfortable situation where there is no peer pressure. This creates an environment where a child is empowered and motivated. A dog is a compassionate listener and doesn’t judge.
WHAT HAPPENS AT A READING OR THERAPY SESSION?
Preferably on a one-to-one basis, a child will read or communicate with the Burns by Your Side dog. The dog is supervised at all times by the skilled handler, who will remove any pressure from the child and provide gentle support. The environment creates a calm non-judgmental atmosphere where additional reading or communication practice builds vocabulary and fluency.
BURNS BY YOUR SIDE VOLUNTEER TEAMS
A Burns by Your Side volunteer team consists of a well-trained therapy dog working alongside their handler. The animals are good-natured and thoroughly assessed for their levels of obedience and temperament by a fully qualified dog trainer and assessor.
Burns ‘By Your Side’ is one of a series of projects being developed to benefit communities via the Burns Pet Nutrition Foundation ( Registered charity 1165392 ), a nationally respected Pet Food company founded in Carmarthenshire by veterinary surgeon John Burns in 1993. For more information about this charity visit http://www.burnsbyyourside.org/